viernes, 27 de mayo de 2016

Paella Contest in Los Cabos

Under the organization of Club Rotario Los Cabos and the Los Cabos Hotel Asosiation  support the first paellas contest will be held at this destination.

Next Saturday June 4th Hotel Sheraton Resort & Spa will host the contest of paellas, where 10 of the best chefs will delight diners with artful combinations of this Valencian dish.

The contest promises to be a fun event enlivened by two guest musicians. The chefs will have 15 minutes to select their ingredients within a "market" assembled in the hotel lounges, in addition to using one surprise ingredient drawn for each. Then they will have 1 hour and 30 minutes to prepare paellas for the judges and the public to taste.

The participating hotels are:

1.- Sheraton Hacienda del Mar with De Cortez Restaurant.
2.- Sheraton Hacienda del Mar with Pitahayas Restaurant.
3.- Villa Group with Neptune Restaurant.
4.- Casa Dorada with El Rincon Culinario Restaurant.
5.- Breathless Resort & Spa
6.- Pueblo Bonito Blanco y Pueblo Bonito Rose
7.- Grand Solmar
8.- JW Marriot
9.- Cabovillas
10.- The Cape by Thompson

Besides being a culinary extravaganza full of flavor, the event aims to raise funds to increase the number of scholarship for children under the program of the Rotary Club Los Cabos. Recalling that the commitment to these children begins from elementary to high school, so tickets will cost $ 500.00mxn pesos which includes 1 glass of wine and tasting of paellas resulting from competition.

Tickets are limited and can be acquired at PR Solutions offices in Cabo San Lucas or Don Sanchez Restaurant in San José del Cabo.

Concurso de Paellas en Los Cabos

Bajo la organización del Club Rotario Los Cabos y con el apoyo de la Asociación de Hoteles de Los Cabos se realizará el primer concurso de paellas en el destino.

El próximo sábado 4 de Junio el Hotel Sheraton Resort & Spa será sede del concurso de paellas, donde 10 de los mejores chefs podrán deleitar a los comensales con ingeniosas combinaciones de este platillo valenciano.

El concurso de paellas promete ser un divertido evento amenizado por dos músicos invitados. Los chef tendrán 15 minutos para seleccionar sus ingredientes dentro de un "mercado" montado en los salones del hotel además de utilizar 1 ingrediente sorpresa sorteado para cada uno. Posteriormente contarán con 1 hora y 30 minutos para elaborara las paellas que los jueces y el público degustarán.

Los hoteles participantes serán:

1.- Sheraton Hacienda del Mar con Restaurante De Cortez
2.- Sheraton Hacienda del Mar con Restaurante Pitahayas
3.- Villa Group con Restaurante Neptune
4.- Casa Dorada con Restaurante El Rincon Culinario
5.- Breathless Resort & Spa
6.- Pueblo Bonito Blanco y Pueblo Bonito Rosé
7.- Grand Solmar
8.- JW Marriot
9.- Cabovillas
10.- The Cape by Thompson

Además de ser un espectáculo culinario lleno de sabor, el evento tiene como propósito recaudar fondos para incrementar el número de niños becados en el programa del Club Rotario Los Cabos. Recordando que el compromiso con estos menores va desde la primaria hasta la preparatoria, por lo que los boletos tendrán un costo de $500.00 mxn pesos que incluye 1 copa de vino y la degustación de las paellas resultantes del concurso.

Los boletos son limitados y pueden ser adquiridos en las oficinas de PR Solutions en Cabo San Lucas o Restaurante Don Sánchez en San José del Cabo.

jueves, 26 de mayo de 2016

The newest guest in Tendencia Avenue: Eduardo Chillida Belzunce

Los Cabos for several years now has been working to support the arts through permanent exhibitions. Examples include the Art District in San Jose del Cabo and Tendencia Avenue in Cabo San Lucas

On the 8th exhibition the work of Eduardo Chillida Belzunce, originaly from San Sebastian, Spain will be exhibited and open to the public inside Luxury Avenue Los Cabos from July 8th to September 7th. This provides an opportunity to celebrate the beautiful city´s recent nomination as the 2016 European Capital of Culture. Tendencia Avenue, though Ramon Ojeda Mestre and Yandi Monardo, made the exhibit possible.

For Eduardo Chillida Belzunce light has been his teacher and has guided his painting and sculpting. He confesses that his “gut” tells him what to paint. The real or imaginated walls, windows and doors he has painted in his studio and San Sebastian are the result of this.

These elements can be seen in several of the 26 works that are part of the exhibition “Dialogues between Light and Matter” being held in the lobby of the Presidente InterContinental hotel in Mexico City through June 14, 2016.

This is the second show exhibited in Mexico by the youngest son of the late sculptor Eduardo Chillida Juantegui. The first was six years ago in the Sebastian Foundation as part of the Independence of Mexico Bicentennial.

The current exhibition includes different angles of the bay of La Concha, located opposite the city of San Sebastian. It is a landscape Eduardo loves to paint.
"I try to show what I want in my paintings. In some cases, I paint what I see, but in others, if I see a house that I do not like, I take it out and continue with my picture of the landscape as if the house didn’t exist,” said Eduardo Chillida Belzunce.

The exhibition, curated by his wife Susana Alvarez San Martin, includes a previously unpublished painting of a cabinet in his house. The canvas was held by his mother, Chillida Belzunce, until her death.

"I created most of the paintings four years ago. One was in my mother's house. When she wanted to buy it, I told her I would not sell it because someday it would come back to me. When she died last summer, it happened. Another painting that had never been exhibited is that of a closet we had in our room,” says the artist who suffered a motorcycle accident 30 years ago. He nearly died from the accident that paralyzed half body.

Eduardo’s right hand was paralyzed by the accident. As a result, he has had to paint with his left hand. Nevertheless, he has never stopped creating his paintings and sculptures and continues to work hard.

“Dialogues between Light and Matter” includes seven small bronze sculptures. Figures of hands dominate, like Companions II and Effort.
In Spain, a sample by the painter decorates the Kultural Tabakalera Centre under the designation of San Sebastian as 2016 European Capital of Culture. The painting is 19 feet wide by 8½ feet tall and shows a panoramic view of the metropolis.

Eduardo Chillida Belzunce created his first sculpture at the age of four. His father kept it in a special place in his study.

"White does not tell me anything. That is why when I paint a picture, the first thing I do is fill the canvas with red, blue, ocher, yellow, all kinds of colors. Then, I begin drawing over the colors. When I finish drawing, the painting is usually beautiful. Later, I began to paint doors, mirrors, anything. However, I do not cover the entire object. I leave some of the colors underneath. This type of painting is very helpful and the pictures are much richer,” said Eduardo.

He has never followed the work of his father whom he considers "a one of a kind man." However, even though his father has passed away, Eduardo always remember this advice when he is desperate to finish a painting:
"All you have to do is work. Continue to paint. I do not believe I created anything. I just shared the yellow, blue and the wind.” That statement and a very wide smile told me everything. 
Tendencia Avenue and Los Cabos are excited to see the beautiful work of someone like Eduardo.